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RIVIERA ANNOUNCES AN EXCITING NEW 43 OPEN FLYBRIDGE MODEL WITH VOLVO PENTA IPS FOR RELEASE AT 2010 SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
03.03.2010
Riviera 43 Open Flybridge side profile
Deck layout
Main saloon layout
Accommodation layout in new 43 Open Flybridge with IPS
The ultimate in flybridge finger-tip control with Volvo Penta IPS
IPS docking stations with joystick makes docking in close quarters a breeze
This powerful propulsion system is quiet, smooth and offers up to 30% saving in fuel economy
The 43 powered by Twin Engine Volvo Penta IPS offer 320 kW 435 hp each
The aft helm station is ergonomic in its design provides ultimate control and visibility with twin helm seats
The saloon features a plush L-shaped lounge and dinette. The saloon table converts from coffee table to full dining table. The two seater lounge slides forward and separates for dining
Generous benchtop surfaces allow two people to easily work in this space
Opposite the lounge is the entertainment centre - bar and optional retractable TV. A sliding door between the saloon and cockpit brings the outdoors in
The large cockpit opens into the saloon for alfresco entertaining
The light and airy aft cabin features many design innovations. The aft cabin offers several sleeping accommodation options. The starboard side features a standard single bunk or a second optional bunk
Timber and upholstered bulkheads a two metre long island queen size bed and new feature headboard combine to create a truly luxurious stateroom
Large separate shower stall and a modern vanity with solid surface bench top and porcelain basin

The new Riviera 43 Open Flybridge, is the latest in flybridge design from Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder.

This exciting new model incorporates great function and style within a supremely comfortable, sea-kindly hull. The most striking aspect about Riviera’s latest creation is its design approach: a thoroughly modern methodology that will progress flybridge boat design into a new generation of boating enjoyment.

“The external lines and look of this new model are unmistakably Riviera,” says Concept Design Manager Neil McCabe. “But inside there is a totally new design and feel to the 43 Open Flybridge.”

Designed exclusively using Riviera’s Unigraphics, three dimensional CAD software system, the result is a superbly considered boat with abundant light and space. The new 43 Open Flybridge brings the outdoors in, creating an alfresco environment with a seamless transition between the expansive cockpit and the contemporary leather and varnished cherry interior.

The main saloon is both beautiful and practical, with seating for seven in a U-shape lounge to starboard around a generous sized, timber folding table. To port is a two-seater leather lounge that can be brought forward to the saloon table as two separate dining chairs. When not required, the chairs are stowed neatly between the bar and open plan galley on the port side.

Below decks there is sleeping accommodation for up to six in two large cabins.

The forward master stateroom features a queen sized two metre long double bed, with a cedar-lined hanging robe, extensive storage and an ensuite bathroom.

The aft, full beam cabin has large port lights with optional opening portholes either side for natural light and cross ventilation. A large skylight under the forward saloon windscreen provides additional light to this cabin creating a very bright and welcoming space.

“This new model recognises that the way people use their boat is changing,” notes Riviera’s Neil McCabe. “A flybridge boat is just not used for fishing; they’re extensively used for entertaining and longer-term cruising. Our owners are changing the way they boat and our new designs reflect this transition.”

The flybridge, accessible from the cockpit via a new design ‘stair-ladder’, offers 360 degree vision with minimal interruption, thanks to a new structural hard top canopy. Swivel companion and helm chairs allow finger tip console control while there is seating for four in an L-shape lounge in front of the helm around a weatherproof table. A wet bar with settee opposite on the port side completes the flybridge comforts.

When it comes to propulsion, the proven Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) has allowed Riviera designers to create a fresh accommodation layout on the new 43 Open Flybridge. With all major engineering positioned well aft, enormous gains are made with beam-width space amidships.

Twin counter-rotating, three-bladed forward facing propellers drive ahead of the pods in what is turbulent-free water to deliver a powerful and smooth ride. The installation of these pods has allowed Riviera’s New Product Design Manager, Alan Dowd to create a high performance running surface that is extremely fuel efficient.

Cruising at 28 knots with a top speed of around 31 knots, the 43 Open Flybridge has a range of 340 nautical miles from its 1800 litre tanks.

Of course handling the new 43 Open Flybridge in close-quarters is made care-free via the use of the integrated joystick control.

The hull and deck construction is solid hand-laid fibreglass below the waterline and core materials in the hull topsides and superstructure. This composite laminate design makes good use of weight where it is needed most, to deliver a solid feel and soft ride offshore.

Controlling all onboard electrics is the digital CZone system. A revolutionary solid state Controller Area Network (CAN) bus design, that allows for the ultimate in customisation and finger-touch control of all aspects of electrical operation, from entertainment lighting to navigation equipment.

There are multiple custom settings for easy operation and the CZone system allows for the ability to ‘drill down’ within each setting in order to control or change specific operations.

In fact CZone talks the same data language as the Volvo Penta IPS system, so all your engine parameters are metered through the same monitoring system.

The new Riviera 43 Open Flybridge makes use of all the best attributes of an incredibly skilled, experienced and talented team.

“Riviera is all about its people,” says Neil McCabe. “The people who work here and their passion…. we all believe in the boats we create. That’s why we’re here. In every stage of design and manufacture, our people know what they are doing and why they’re doing it. They’re involved through the entire process and this gives them a real sense of ownership and pride.”

 


SPECIFICATIONS

Length Overall 14.46 metres 47’ 5”
(incl. swim platform and bowsprit)    
Hull Length 13.61 metres 44’ 8”
Beam (Inc. gunwale) 4.57 metres 15’0”
Maximum Draft (Incl. props) 1.13 metres 3’ 8”
Dry Weight 14,200 kg 31,300 lbs
(approx. depends on engines & options)    
Fuel Capacity 1,800 litres 476 US gal
Generator Onan EQD 9.5 kW 13 hp
Standard Engine Volvo IPS 320 kW each 435 hp each
Water Capacity 460 litres 122 US gal
Holding Tank Capacity 151 litres 40 US gal
Sleeping Capacity 6 - 7 persons


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